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Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
178 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good Work-Life Balance most of the time (sometimes it can get extremely hectic though) (in 155 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is tough in HR - many roles require hours well beyond a 40 hour work week (in 56 reviews)

  • Upper management has self interests which over ride over all consideration for company (in 47 reviews)

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    clueless management with great people, promotes people who talk the talk, but have no idea how to walk the walk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trying hard, but no real idea where they are going

    Cons

    no benefits, not care for morale or people
    Company makes tons of money, but gives 2% raises and 1/2 the merit. messages to employee's is really confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look farther than tomorrow, what is the long term plan, and how can it be profitable, if everything we do has no margin. Stop changing the goal, and let us just do something for once, all the way to the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very Large
    Very Global
    Very top Down
    Benefits OK
    Compensation - Great

    Cons

    Nothing runs well and no one lies they just don't tell you anything. Their is a large sense of being just a cog in a very big disorganized mess. Lots of mangers but no leaders. Just a get by and kiss the right people kind of company.
    A total top down manager style disconnected with any operation concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are going to still need to treat WORKER as HUMANS. Not just revenue requirements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Honeywell is nothing more than managed chaos

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Honeywell makes a lot of money, hence it is known as “Moneywell” in most circles, but it offers nothing of substance. Recently the president D&S said he wanted more “STICKY” sales, meaning stick it to the customers buy selling them something they have to keep coming back to us to keep working. Margins are the only important factor to Honeywell leadership, at all costs, thus we get paid a lot, but at what cost to our integrity.

    Cons

    They emphasize profits way too much, they are greedy and try to make too much product and thus they don’t have any core competencies, they don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. They specialize in nothing and sell everything, but the product is late, poor quality and ultimately too highly priced. The op income for Honeywell is over 24%, so for anyone who is a taxpayer, you can understand why aircraft cost so much and your tax dollars are going through the roof. They outsource everything, if it wasn't for security concerns on some programs, Honeywell leadership would send all of its jobs overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Show integrity, don't tell your people to increase sales and ask for insane margins while telling the world that the government needs to get their budget in line. Help you people to execute the programs they have, not tell them to go sell more and forget about executing. Customers do not want to come back to Honeywell when they see we cannot execute on what we have. New business shys aways from us becasue we can't execute. You cannot execute operations in the US from overseas, and that is what you do when you outsource all your work…

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a Number

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Tough to think of many. Time off policies were dealt with locally, through your own manager. Flexible work schedule was nice to have

    Cons

    Poor Management. Upper Management uses this facility as a springboard to other divisions. Outsourcing jobs overseas, leading to a lot of 'brain drain'. No direction for the future. Pay scale is terrible. Benefits are non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest yourself into the business and treat your people better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Red tape driven multinational with an identity crisis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Large market share and working capital leads to some stability. Good place to be a number that earns a paycheck with no real performance expectations.

    Cons

    Leaders forsake employees and company best interest to get ahead. Benefits far below industry average. Little to no employee empowerment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    visual workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    new building to work in, if you get in the right group you could go far, if you like meetings this is the place for you, partially matched 401K, insurance offered,

    Cons

    too many meetings, not worker friendly, wait in line to go to the bathroom, terrible children like rules like tape outlining on floors and tables where to put things, culture derived from 50 year old principals instituted in Japan, too many layers of management, can be friction at times between union hourly/Honeywell salary/independent contract workers, 9 block system for salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seriously? why bother telling management anything? they'll listen. . .one ear and out the other

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for management and above are above average.

    Cons

    Little career advancement opportunity
    Highly political
    Profits drive everything - far above employees
    Process- and metrics-oriented to a ridiculous extent
    Lip service to ethics and values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Pros

    Employees get to share and implement ideas in the process and safety of the plant. Great atomosphere to work in as well as a great learning experience.

    Cons

    Hard to make a living as the lean business practices are focused mainly on wages than overstock situations. Disfuntional management causes some problems and many times productiion is promoted over quaility as if making more will fix the problem or increase the average of quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to invest in the quality of the workers. Look at the data and allow engineering to correct the quality, if may cost a cast or two, but the reward will be we are producing a better product more often. "Right the first time" can be achieved if employees are content and have a sense of pride in a job well done and feel they are being compensated appropriately. If we struggling to make a living working for a multibillion dollar company it is difficult to focus on production, because we are looking for better paying jobs elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unhealthy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Used to be good when it was Intermec. Great people locally. Management is very heavy and have unhealthy motivation and employee relation tactics.

    Cons

    Everything. Poor corporate culture. Lack of information. Lack of growth and promotion opportunities. They seem to want to farm out all the work while the qualified employees become disgruntled or leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long and hard about your business and people strategies. Recognize people, not process, as your true value. Motivate by empowering, not beating employees into submission or showing apathy as everyone leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ethics are bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    high salary and compensation packages are average but you will never see your full bonus, so negotiate a bonus that is greater than you expect to recieve so you get what you are worth. Senior leaders threaten your bonus (hold back 10% to make you do things to get them a higher bonus for them selves). Honeywell promotes anyone and often.

    Cons

    Vacation is use or loose so you have to use all your vacation in the same year or lose it. If you are a hard worker you stand a good chance of losong vaction or working through your vacation. The company leaders will call you and make you work on vacation. Bonus structure is skewed so company can keep most of it and stil claim you are on a high bonus structure. Most of newly bought companies emplyees leave within the firs year due to salary or bonuses, Honeywell forgets why they bought the company in the first place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on long term goals not for the short term. Too many Directors and VP's hired that have no real industry experience or for any management capabilities, only for being yes men and women. Pay your employees their bonuses based on hitting their goals, not on some arbitrary metrics hidden from them or based on someone elses goals. Teh Honeywell connect website is notheing more than a Dave Cote Fan page. Focus on Employees and product, not on how well Cote does or how many times he shows up on jim framers mad money show because he and Cote are neighbors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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